The beach has arrived in Broadgate Park, Beeston, with a variety of pirate and seaside-themed family activities, musical acts and food and drinks stalls.
Residents can dust off their buckets and spades as Beeston BID and partners, including Broxtowe council and Tramlink, have confirmed the return of Beeston Bay, a sister attraction to Nottingham’s popular Riviera.
The free event runs until Saturday 8th August and is open daily from 10am-4pm. Much like Nottingham’s beach, the park has been converted into a realistic beach setting, complete with sand, deckchairs and beach huts.
Activities include a circus skills workshop, pirate hat-making and a pirate dressing-up competition.
Kids can also learn to juggle or hula-hoop or play with the free buckets and spades provided.
On Saturday 8th August, the event will close with a Party in the Park from noon-5pm, featuring local acts including Shifting Sands, Swing Nouveau and Ryan Thomas, as well as a bar run by popular Beeston pub the Star Inn.
Beeston BID manager Stephanie Moss-Pearce said: “The Bay is a lot easier for Beeston residents to get to than the Riviera, and it really adds a special vibrancy to the town over the holidays.”